Navy vs Houston College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 11/30/2019
Game: Navy Midshipmen vs Houston Cougars
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: TDECU Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston +7.5
Malcolm Perry and the Navy Midshipmen travel to TDECU Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Houston Cougars. Houston opens this matchup as 7.5-point dogs. The Midshipmen are 7-3-0 ATS and 6-4-0 when betting on the total. The Cougars are 5-5-1 when wagering on the over/under and 6-5-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Navy Midshipmen faced the SMU Mustangs and ended up getting the victory by a score of 35-28. Malcolm Perry led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 70 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for 195 yards on 38 carries which meant he averaged 5.1 yards per tote. Ryan Mitchell was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 48 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 16.0 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Midshipmen was Malcolm Perry who went 9/15 with 162 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception. The Midshipmen ran the football 71 times and earned a total of 381 yards earning them an average of 5.4 yards per attempt. In the game, the Midshipmen racked up a total of 28 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 31 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In all, they totaled 86 plays which gave them a total of 543 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Navy gave up 16 catches on 29 throws for a total of 251 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.2%. On the day, they gave up a total of 344 yards and earned 1 turnover. Against the run, the Midshipmen gave up 93 yards on 27 tries which means they had an average of 3.4 yards per run allowed.
The Midshipmen head into this game 8-2 for this season. For total yards, they are currently ranked 6th in the American Athletic Conference and 62nd in the nation with 4,560 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 37.6 points per game, putting them 13th in the nation. As a team, they have an average of 352.8 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the AAC. The Midshipmen have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, giving up 22.5 points per game which has them at 2nd in the American Athletic Conference. When it comes to yards rushing, Navy is allowing 107.5 yards per contest ranking them 1st in the American Athletic Conference and 15th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.3 yards per rush ranking them 1st in the conference and 15th in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,075 yards rushing through 10 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Midshipmen have conceded 1,032 yards. Opponents are completing 54.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.5 yards per try.
In their last game, the Houston Cougars played the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and ended up getting the victory by a score of 24-14. Leading the way at QB for the Cougars was Clayton Tune who went 8/12 with 89 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Kyle Porter paced the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 12 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 57 yards on 14 carries which meant he averaged 4.1 yards per carry. Kyle Porter led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 34 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 11.3 yards per catch in the game. The Cougars ran the ball a total of 34 times and racked up a total of 134 yards earning them an average of 3.9 yards per rush. Overall, the Cougars had a total of 17 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 64 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they ran 65 plays for 365 yards. When discussing the defense, Houston gave up 20 catches on 39 throws for a total of 290 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.3%. In the running game, the Cougars gave up 98 yards on 34 tries which gave them an average of 2.9 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up 388 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover.
The Cougars come into this game with a record of 4-7. Houston is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 194.4 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 37th in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 2,138 yards rushing through 11 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Cougars average 380.5 yards per contest overall ranking them 88th in D-1 and 9th in the AAC. The Cougars are conceding 32 points per game ranking them 8th in the American Athletic Conference and 99th in Division 1. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 352 total points. In terms of rushing yards, they are giving up 154.7 yards per game which puts them at 66th in the nation and 5th in the AAC. In 2019, they have given up 1,702 rushing yards and 16.5 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the least effective units in Division 1. They are giving up 304.9 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Cougars are currently ranked 12th in the AAC.
Who will win tonight's Midshipmen/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars +7.5
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